Scottish Gossip: Coronavirus, Hearts, Rangers, Celtic, Dundee United, SPFL,

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Hearts are braced for a summer clearout after first team stars were hit with a 50 per cent pay cut as the club counts the cost of the coronavirus crisis, with striker Uche Ikpeazu and midfielder Loic Damour among those likely to be offloaded. (Daily Record)external-link

Former SFA president Gordon Smith says the SPFL must try to find a way to complete the current campaign before next season's lucrative contract with broadcaster Sky Sports kicks in. (Daily Record)external-link

Runaway leaders Dundee United insist they don't want to be crowned winners of the Championship without the remainder of matches being played. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Arsenal and Scotland star Kieran Tierney has revealed he dislocated his shoulder three times in ten minutes. (Sun)external-link

On-loan midfielder Ianis Hagi has reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Rangers despite interest from Serie A giants Lazio. (Herald)external-link

The agent of Rangers left-back Borna Barisic has claimed the defender will stay at Ibrox until at least 2021, amid reported interested from Tottenham and Napoli. (Glasgow Times)external-link

Dundee United are eyeing up a move for St Johnstone winger Drey Wright, who is out of contract in the summer. (Sun)external-link

Celtic have granted Tom Rogic and Daniel Arzani leave to return to their native Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Daily Record)external-link

Football clubs will "fall by the wayside" as the crippling effects of the coronavirus shutdown take hold of the sport, according to sports business expert Professor Simon Chadwick. (Herald)external-link

Aberdeen say they are willing to open up their Pittodrie stadium as a potential coronavirus testing facility. (Daily Record)external-link

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has promised to emerge sharper and fitter from the coronavirus crisis. (Sun)external-link

Former Hearts striker Gary McSwegan, now working as an agent, reckons players will not be under any obligation to accept proposed pay-cuts as the financial reality of each individual star's situation hits home. (Daily Record)external-link

Kilmarnock director Cathy Jamieson says the community spirit at clubs across Scotland should help the game come through a financially trying period. (Daily Record)external-link

Striker Tony Watt says he wants to extend his stay at Motherwell after joining on a short-term deal in early February. (Sun)external-link

Elgin City chairman Graham Tatters says an early payment of Scottish FA funding has eased a major cash flow problem which could have left the League Two club on the brink. (Press & Journal)external-link

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